Crossword clues for race
- Le Mans event
- 5K, e.g.
- See 18-Across
- Put the pedal to the metal
- What dragsters and some hearts do
- It may concern arms or contain legs
- 10K or marathon
- Marathon, e.g.
- Human ___
- 5K, for one
- Talladega 500, e.g.
- Indy 500, e.g.
- See 10-Across
- Where "They're off!" may be heard
- Go like the dickens
- Political contest
- Steeplechase, e.g.
- Go to the tape?
- Easter egg roll, say
- Speed competition
- Occasion for the fleet
- Marathon or sprint
- Census form info
- Exceed the speed limit, maybe
- "My bad!"
- Campaign ... or campaign topic
- Subject of much Dave Chappelle humor
- Go a mile a minute
- A canal for a current of water
- Any competition
- People who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock
- A contest of speed
- The flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
- (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species
- Usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
- Iditarod, e.g.
- 500, e.g.
- Ethnic group
- Le Mans, e.g.
- Word with arms or foot
- Battle the clock
- 200-meter, e.g.
- Family of man
- Derby, e.g.
- Mudder's day event
- Event for which 9-Across is needed
- 100-meter, e.g.
- It starts and ends with a line
- Humans, e.g.
- 440 or 10K
- One may be on its last leg
- Beat fast
- Run for the money
- 10K, for one
- Preakness, for one
- 5K or 10K
- 10K, e.g.
- What hearts sometimes do
- A long one may have legs
- Tour de France, e.g.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Consolation game \Con`so*la"tion game\, match \match\, pot \pot\, race \race\, etc. A game, match, etc., open only to losers in early stages of contests. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] ||
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"act of running," c.1300, from Old Norse ras "running, rush (of water)," cognate with Old English ræs "a running, a rush, a leap, jump; a storming, an attack;" or else a survival of the Old English word with spelling influenced by the Old Norse one. The Norse and Old English words are from Proto-Germanic *res- (cognates: Middle Dutch rasen "to rave, rage," German rasen, Old English raesettan "to rage" (of fire)), from a variant form of PIE *ers- (1) "be in motion" (see err). Originally a northern word, it became general in English c.1550. Meaning "act of running" is from early 14c. Meaning "contest of speed" first recorded 1510s.
"people of common descent," a word from the 16th century, from Middle French race, earlier razza "race, breed, lineage, family" (16c.), possibly from Italian razza, of unknown origin (cognate with Spanish and Portuguese raza). Etymologists say no connection with Latin radix "root," though they admit this might have influenced the "tribe, nation" sense.\n
\nOriginal senses in English included "wines with characteristic flavor" (1520), "group of people with common occupation" (c.1500), and "generation" (1540s). Meaning "tribe, nation, or people regarded as of common stock" is by 1560s. Modern meaning of "one of the great divisions of mankind based on physical peculiarities" is from 1774 (though as OED points out, even among anthropologists there never has been an accepted classification of these).Just being a Negro doesn't qualify you to understand the race situation any more than being sick makes you an expert on medicine. [Dick Gregory, 1964]\nIn mid-20c. U.S. music catalogues, "Negro." Klein suggests these derive from Arabic ra's "head, beginning, origin" (compare Hebrew rosh). Old English þeode meant both "race, folk, nation" and "language;" as a verb, geþeodan, it meant "to unite, to join."
c.1200, rasen "to rush," from a Scandinavian source akin to the source of race (n.1), reinforced by the noun in English and by Old English cognate ræsan "to rush headlong, hasten, enter rashly." Meaning "run swiftly" is from 1757. Meaning "run in competition against" is from 1809. Transitive sense of "cause to run" is from 1860. In reference to an engine, etc., "run with uncontrolled speed," from 1862. Related: Raced; racing.
"strong current of water," late 14c., perhaps a particular use of race (n.1), or from or influenced by Old French raz, which had a similar meaning, and which probably is from Breton raz "a strait, narrow channel;" this French source also may have given race its meaning of "channel of a stream" (especially an artificial one to a mill), which is recorded in English from 1560s.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A contest between people, animals, vehicles, etc. where the goal is to be the first to reach some objective. Several horses run in a ''horse race'', and the first one to reach the finishing post wins 2 A progressive movement toward a goal. 3 A fast-moving current of water, such as that which powers a mill wheel. 4 Swift progress; rapid course; a running. 5 Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged; hence, career; course of life. 6 travels, runs, or journeys. (rfex) 7 The bushings of a rolling element bearing which contacts the rolling elements. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To take part in a race (in the sense of a contest). 2 (context transitive English) To compete against in such a race. 3 (context intransitive English) To move or drive at high speed. Etymology 2
n. 1 A group of sentient beings, particularly people, distinguished by common heritage or characteristics: 2 # A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of a common heritage. 3 # A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of common physical characteristics, such as skin color or hair type. 4 # (context controversial usage English) One of the categories from the many subcategorizations of the human species. ''See Wikipedia's article on (w Race (historical_definitions) historical definitions of race).'' Etymology 3
n. A rhizome or root, ''especially'' of ginger.
n. any competition; "the race for the presidency"
people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock; "some biologists doubt that there are important genetic differences between races of human beings"
a contest of speed; "the race is to the swift"
(biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species [syn: subspecies]
a canal for a current of water [syn: raceway]
v. step on it; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street" [syn: rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along] [ant: linger]
compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first" [syn: run]
to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others; "We are racing to find a cure for AIDS"
cause to move fast or to rush or race; "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze" [syn: rush]
Race is a light rail station operated by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). The station consists of a single platform with a single trackway. Trains from both directions arrive on the same track. Race is served by the Mountain View–Winchester light rail line.
The rolling-elements of a rolling-element bearing ride on races. The large race that goes into a bore is called the outer race, and the small race that the shaft rides in is called the inner race.
Race is a play by David Mamet that premiered on Broadway in December 2009. Mamet has stated that the intended "theme is race and the lies we tell each other on the subject."
Race, RACE or "The Race" may refer to:
Race is a 2011 Malayalam thriller film directed by Kukku Surendran and starring Kunchacko Boban, Mamta Mohandas, Indrajith, Baby Anikha , and Gowri Munjal. The story is based on Greg Iles's novel 24 hours. The film opened in Kerala theatres on 11 February 2011 to negative reviews. The film was dubbed into Telugu as Game by Narne Media Solutions (Pvt) Limited in 2013.
Race, as a social construct, is a group of people who share similar and distinct physical characteristics. First used to refer to speakers of a common language and then to denote national affiliations, by the 17th century race began to refer to physical (i.e. phenotypical) traits. The term was often used in a general biological taxonomic sense, starting from the 19th century, to denote genetically differentiated human populations defined by phenotype.
Social conceptions and groupings of races vary over time, involving folk taxonomiesSee:
that define essential types of individuals based on perceived traits. Scientists consider biological essentialism obsolete, and generally discourage racial explanations for collective differentiation in both physical and behavioral traits.
Even though there is a broad scientific agreement that essentialist and typological conceptualizations of race are untenable, scientists around the world continue to conceptualize race in widely differing ways, some of which have essentialist implications. While some researchers sometimes use the concept of race to make distinctions among fuzzy sets of traits, others in the scientific community suggest that the idea of race often is used in a naive or simplistic way, and argue that, among humans, race has no taxonomic significance by pointing out that all living humans belong to the same species, Homo sapiens, and subspecies, Homo sapiens sapiens. Other researchers contend that modern genetics, as well as the "confusion of analytical domains in making assertions about race," prove that human races exist.
Since the second half of the 20th century, the associations of race with the ideologies and theories that grew out of the work of 19th-century anthropologists and physiologists has led to the use of the word race itself becoming problematic. Although still used in general contexts, race has often been replaced by less ambiguous and emotionally charged synonyms: populations, people(s), ethnic groups, or communities, depending on context.
Railways of Australia Container Express or RACE was a slightly wider version of the standard ISO shipping container able to take 2 Australia Standard Pallets side by side. More than 1000 units were operated by the Railways of Australia, an association of the Government-owned railways which comprised Australian National, the State Rail Authority of New South Wales, Queensland Railways, the Victorian State Transport Authority and Westrail. These entities operated in Australia prior to privatisation of freight services.
The RACE containers were developed in 1974 in New South Wales by the Public Transport Commission, and built by Freighter Industries Ltd. The RACE general container was designed to accommodate 20 standard pallets stacked in two levels. Carrying capacity was and it had rear and side doors for ease of loading and unloading. There were also ISO RACE containers for non-palletised freight, as well as ventilated, refrigerated and side-loading containers.
Race is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Harley Race (born 1943), US-American wrestler, coach and promoter
- Hugo Race, Australian musician
- Janice Race, US-American, former comic book editor for DC Comics
- John Abner Race (1914–1983), US-American politician
- John Burton Race (born 1957), British chef
- Steve Race (1921–2009), British musician and radio personality
Race is a 2013 Tollywood romance film directed by Ramesh Raparthi and produced by Anne Ravi, released on 1 March 2013.
Race is a series of Indian action- thriller films. The series is directed by Abbas-Mustan and produced by Ramesh S. Taurani and Kumar S. Tauraniunder the banner of Tips Music Films. The series stars Anil Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan as recurring roles. The first film is loosely based on the 1998 Hollywood movie Goodbye Lover. The series is now eighth Highest-grossing film series in Bollywood.
In biological taxonomy, race is an informal rank in the taxonomic hierarchy, below the level of subspecies; the term is recognized by some, but is no longer governed by any of the formal codes of biological nomenclature. It has been used as a higher rank than strain, with several strains making up one race. Various definitions exist. Races may be genetically distinct phenotypic populations of interbreeding individuals within the same species, or they may be defined in other ways, e.g. geographically, or physiologically. Genetic isolation between races is not complete, but genetic differences may have accumulated that are not (yet) sufficient to separate species.
Race is a 2008 Bollywood thriller film directed by Abbas-Mustan and produced under the Tips Films banner. Released on 21 March 2008 worldwide, it stars Saif Ali Khan, Bipasha Basu, Akshaye Khanna, Katrina Kaif, Anil Kapoor and Sameera Reddy in pivotal roles. The film also stars Dilip Tahil and Johnny Lever for thriller and comedy sketches. It is the first installment of Race film series.
Set and mostly filmed in Durban and Dubai, Race explores themes of sibling rivalry, betrayal and passion. It became the fourth highest grossing Bollywood film of the year. Race was dubbed into Tamil as Panthayam and in Telugu as Race Telugu. The film's sequel Race 2 was released in 2013, and was also a success.
Race is an independent computer animated sci-fi action film, produced by Hyper Image, a post production and animation studio located in Glendale, California. Written by Rhonda Smiley and directed by Robert Brousseau, it stars James Hereth, Kevin Lewis, Russel Perryman, Jane Roberts, Terry Diab, Bill Mendieta, H.L. Cannon, J.J. Song, and Benita Marti.
It was first completed and screened for audiences at numerous film festivals in 2007, including the Winnipeg International Film Festival in Canada, the da Vinci Film Festival in Oregon, Philadelphia’s Big Bang Film Festival, Another Hole in the Head Film Festival in San Francisco, and Southern California’s FAIFF International Film Festival.
Following a pay-per-view run for RHI Entertainment in early 2010, the film was released on DVD by Phase 4 Films in Canada on May 18 and in the United States on May 25, 2010. It hit the US TV movie channels with a premiere on the Showtime Networks on October 14, 2010.
The film is 99 minutes long and is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some suggestive images and action violence.
Race is a 2016 biographical sports drama film about African American athlete Jesse Owens, who won a record-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Directed by Stephen Hopkins and written by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, the film stars Stephan James as Owens, and co-stars Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt and Carice van Houten.
Principal photography began on July 24, 2014, in Montreal, Canada. Forecast Pictures, Solofilms, and Trinity Race produced the film, Entertainment One released the film in Canada, Focus Features in the United States on February 19, 2016, Eagle Pictures in Italy on March 31, 2016, and SquareOne Entertainment in Germany on May 5, 2016. The film was supported by the Owens family, the Jesse Owens Foundation, the Jesse Owens Trust and the Luminary Group.
The film's name is a play on the two meanings of the word "race" in English, both of which are very relevant to the film's plot: Owens' being black, a racial identity which greatly influenced his life and career, both in the US and in the Berlin Olympics; and his running again and again a race to win various running competitions.
Race is the third studio album released by Australian new wave band, Pseudo Echo. It was released via EMI Australia in 1988 and RCA Records internationally in 1989. Race resulted in a musical change for the group as it mirrored the music landscape at the time; dominated by big hair, big guitars and rock. While the album no doubt alienated the majority of the bands fan base, it equally attracted a new breed of rock loving fans.
The album included their track "Take On the World" which won at 1987 World Popular Song Festival (aka Yamaha Music Festival) in Japan.
Three singles were released from the album, the first "Fooled Again" (which had "Take On The World" as a B-side) peaked at No.32 in Australia in late 1988.
In 2014 it was announced that UKAEA at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) would create a new centre for robotics development. This led to the creation of RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) as part of the UK Government's Robotics and Autonomous Systems Strategy (RAS) this is one of the initiatives that is supporting development and growth in remote handling, pacing the way for the UK to be a world leader in this area. RACE uses the broad range of expertise from UKAEA and CCFE's past experience in remote handling used on JET ( Joint European Torus). RACE will be UKAEA's remote handling expertise organisation.
When fully operational, RACE will conduct R&D into remote applications and will offer access to state-of-the-art facilities, remote handling equipment and expertise to design, implement, train and operate complete solutions.
The £15 million Remote Applications in Challenging Environments (RACE) centre researches robotics for use in fields such as nuclear operation and decommissioning, deep-sea oil and gas extraction and intelligent mobility.
Usage examples of "race".
With a hasty glance toward the ablution facility, Abe raced after the others, to find them by the locked door.
I think this must be admitted, when we find that there are hardly any domestic races, either amongst animals or plants, which have not been ranked by some competent judges as mere varieties, and by other competent judges as the descendants of aboriginally distinct species.
Conquerors followed, and conquerors of those, an empire killed its mother aborning, a religion called men to strange hilltops, a new race and a new state bestrode the Earth.
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
United States shall not be denied or abridged because of race or sex or because the person is married.
They have targeted Glenn Abies because he stands for a way of living that we as members of the White Race believe in and hold to be true.
Three and a half days later the enemy raced past Zanshaa without firing a missile at Sula or anyone else, and accelerated on a path for the Vandrith gas giant.
If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world, during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus.
Leiter out by going to the Acme Baths to make the pay-off if Shy Smile failed to win the race.
Kicking Acorn to a gallop, she jumped a hedge and raced toward the mill.
She paused a moment before laying her hand against the admittance plate, composing her face and trying to calm her racing heartbeat.
He was admonished of his error by the chief of the race of Seljuk, who dwelt in the territory of Bochara.
Bay came racing out of the adobe house and hugged Sloan as she stepped down from her horse.
He explained that this was the time when the adolescents had to perform some great deed to earn adulthood, deeds that often included acts of mayhem against non-Sand People races.
These ancient Martians had been a highly cultivated and literary race, but during the vicissitudes of those trying centuries of readjustment to new conditions, not only did their advancement and production cease entirely, but practically all their archives, records, and literature were lost.